Help Needed to Find Burglary Suspect

SALEM, Ore. – Salem Police needs the public’s help finding the suspect in an August burglary. Police say around 3 a.m. on August 21, an unidentified white male used a rock to smash the glass entry door to the Sizzler restaurant located at 1151 Lancaster Dr. and unsuccessfully tried to take the cash register. The … Continue reading »

Inmate Escapes Correctional Facility

SALEM, Ore. — An inmate walked away Saturday afternoon from Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Salem. Oregon State Police are investigating. The woman who drove the inmate away from the facility is Lacy Kay Evans, 4/4/87. She is white, 6′ tall, short platinum blond hair. MCCF staff discovered inmate Jerry Teixeira missing at approximately … Continue reading »

Salem Park’s Humpty Took A Great Fall

SALEM, Ore. (CNN) — “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.”  The lines from that famous Mother Goose nursery rhyme came true over the weekend in Salem. The Humpty Dumpty sculpture at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem fell from its perch Saturday when two visitors tried to climb … Continue reading »

Ems Drop 14-Inning Marathon to Volcanoes

EUGENE, Ore.– The Eugene Emeralds and Salem Volcanoes combined for a Northwest League record-breaking 39 strikeouts in a game that featured jaw-dropping pitching and big hits. In the top of the 14th inning, Salem’s Fernando Pujadas hit a solo home run to eventually win, 5-4.

Update: Psychiatric Patient Found Safe

UPDATE (March 31) — OSP says the Oregon State Hospital psychiatric patient Gregory Page is now back in care of OSH staff. They say he was brought to to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis Sunday afternoon after local medics responded to a park on a medical call. UPDATE — Police say they found … Continue reading »

Lawmakers to Hold Short Session

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers will meet in Salem Monday for the Oregon’s second annual legislative short session. The session is set to last just 35 days. Several hot button issues face lawmakers, including marijuana legalization. Senator Floyd Prozankski will introduce a bill that would ask voters whether they want to legalize recreational use of … Continue reading »

Advocates to Ask for Pesticide Ban

SALEM, Ore. — Lawmakers will be hearing from scientists Thursday, about pesticides and their effect on bees. Bee keepers and those in the agricultural business will be at the special legislative session. They’re asking for a ban against pesticides thought to kill bees. Bee advocates say they’ll be delivering a petition that has 12,000 signatures … Continue reading »

Lawmakers Wrap Special Session

SALEM, Ore. — After three days in a special session, state lawmakers agreed to a so-called “grand bargain” on Wednesday. The deal includes changes to state employee pensions resulting in $400 million in savings. Lawmakers also gave additional funding for schools to the tune of $100 million. However, school districts will receive no extra money … Continue reading »

Swallows Killed Due to Weather

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the recent death of numerous Oregon barn swallows and violet-green swallows was the recent wet and windy weather. ODFW veterinarians say they received multiple calls from Oregon residents about dead and dying swallows Monday. The reports were received from Port of Saint Helens to … Continue reading »

Salem Man Struck by Car on I-5

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon State Police say a man was struck by a car after fleeing a traffic stop Friday. OSP says around 11 p.m. a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for a headlight equipment violation near Blossom Street and Niles Avenue. The driver failed to yield to the trooper and sped off, but … Continue reading »

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